Che Ti Dice La Patria?

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"Che ti dice la Patria?"
AuthorErnest Hemingway
Original title"Che ti dice la Patria?"
TranslatorWhat does the father-land tell you?
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)short story
Published inMen Without Women
Publication typeshort story collection
Publication date1927

"Che ti dice la Patria?" is a short story by American author Ernest Hemingway set in Italy. The Italian title may be translated as "What does the homeland say?"


This story was first published in The New Republic (May 18, 1927), under the title "Italy – 1927. Under the new title the story was included, later that year, in the collection Men Without Women.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The story is about a journey near Savona, two years after Benito Mussolini became dictator of Italy. The story records a journey marked by "ten days of disappointing weather, unpleasant interactions with the locals, and bad food". It is Hemingway's "scathing attack on Fascism".[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sanderson, Rena (2005). "Introduction". In Sanderson, Rena (ed.). Hemingway's Italy : new perspectives (Hardcover) (1st ed.). Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. p. 17. ISBN 9780807131138.